The 'launch' date is almost here. The sixth--and final???--book in my Calamity Jayne series, ANCHORS AWEIGH, is scheduled to set sail October 28th. I always get a little insecure at this time. You start telling yourself that your book is horrible and nobody will want to read anything you write ever again after reading it. That's why an author tends to look at those early reviews with her hands over her eyes, peering at the printed words through the gaps between her fingers.
Being an author sure the heck ain't for wimps.
I received my first review for ANCHORS AWEIGH, last week. It came from Romantic Times Book Review. My last book, FIANCE AT HER FINGERTIPS, received Four and 1/2 Stars from RT, but they've been somewhat stingy with their stars when it comes to my 'Calamity Jayne' series. I was pleasantly surprised, therefore, when I received the review last week to see ANCHORS AWEIGH had received a very nice review, as well as Four Stars! Here's what the RT reviewer had to say about AA:
ANCHORS AWEIGH - 4 Stars
Bacus provides a perfect escape into Tressa's world, where her very own Jack Sparrow and Will Turner are after her. There may be a possible murder plot, and the staff is trying to kill their passengers in the way of healthy eating, but Tressa is still her hilarious, down-to-earth self. A fun, fast read!
Summary: Tressa Jayne Turner is always attracting trouble, and once it finds her, she can't let it go. Her next bout occurs on a cruise ship where she's celebrating her grandmother's recent wedding. Once she's there, Tressa realizes her beef-loving self is stuck on a healthy lifestyles ship for a week, that someone is planning a murder, and she has two very good-looking men vying for her heart. (Lauren Becker)
Not bad for an inaugural review, ay mi hearties?
Of course, that doesn't mean Bullet Hole here won't be using her own pirate's kerchief to cover her eyes and peek over as she views additional reviews once they start sailing in. Arrgh!
And more good news from last week! I learned the German rights to my last release, FIANCE AT HER FINGERTIPS, sold.
All in all it was a pretty darned good week.
Oh! I also repainted the bottom portion of my bedroom and added a colorful border waist-high around the room. It looks fabulous!
Today? It's back to the book for Bullet Hole.
How's it looking in your neck of the woods?
~Bullet Hole who must see 'Appaloosa' this weekend!~